Jan 18, 2013 7:00pm EST
is alicia keys, brad paisley, jennifer hudson and our own andrea mccarren getting a behind the scenes look. >> reporter: a herd of international media toured the convention center. as workers transformed it into the backdrop for one of the world's largest parties. >> this is really a celebration of the american people and our country and an opportunity to show the world what a great nation we are and how our inaugurals are such a great part of our democracy. >> reporter: three major events will be held at the convention center, the kids inaugural concert, commander in chief ball and official inaugural ball. the commander in chief's ball has been around since 2005 and allows enlisted members of the military to celebrate the inauguration with their president. >> don't ask don't tell is no longer, so they can bring whoever they love. >> reporter: this year's event has an unprecedented guest list. >> this is the first commander in chief ball where members of the military can come and bring their same sex partner to the inaugural ball as their guest. >> reporter: as the inaugural excitement
Jan 18, 2013 4:00pm PST
. beyonce, kelly clarkson, jamie fox, jennifer hudson, eva longoria and stevie wonder just a few stars attending and performing. here in hool hollywood, tom cruise is the latest target of celebrity s.w.a.t.ing when someone prank calls 911 and sent to a star's home. officers were called on thursday and it was a false alarm. ashton kutcher and justin beiber have been victims. >> arnold told us he'd been back. he's make gg on that in his new film. >> exhappy about it. you never know. i guess it's my career that has been like a storybook. >> also opening today, mark wahlberg and russell crow's broken city and the horror film, mama. oscars are only five weeks away. check out otrc.com to make your picks and share them on facebook. >> steven colbert ran for office, now, his sister plans to run for congress in south carolina. a special election is being held. she is a political knew bee. now, if she wins the democratic primary, she can face mark sanford, the disgraced exgovernor. >> up next, faa officials weighing in on the battery problem that grounded all boeing 767s. >> and lance armstrong'
Jan 18, 2013 11:00pm EST
of the a list talent coming to town for monday's festivities. alicia keys, brad paisley, chris cornell, jennifer hudson and marc anthony will perform at the commander in chief's ball. stay with fox 5 for complete coverage of monday's inauguration all day long both on air and online at www.myfoxdc.com. we will broadcast the swearing in ceremony and the parade that follows live. the fox 5 morning team kicks off coverage bright and early at 4 a.m. >>> the debate over raising the country's debt creel appears to be put on -- ceiling appears to be put on hold. republicans allowed they'll vote on a short term measure to allow the country to meet its obligations. >> reporter: following a republican rereceipt in virginia gop leaders announced -- retreat in virginia gop leaders announced they are backing away from a fight on the debt ceiling. >> we are going to move in the short term so people do not have a fear of where we are economically and be able to move forward to try and solve this problem once and for all. >> reporter: republicans will vote next week to extend the borrowing limit for three mont
Jan 19, 2013 5:00am PST
, jennifer hudson and the man who founded the sundance festival a few years ago. also there in park city, enjoying the snow, nischelle turner caught up with a couple of them. >> reporter: my day was full of political power players. yes, indeed. i sat down with both anita hill and former governor jim mcgreevey to talk about the documentaries they have premiering here. anita hill, it's been 20 years, if you can believe it, that she testified that clarence thomas sexually harassed her in the workplace. when i talked to her she told me she had no intention of ever becoming a champion for women's rights. listen to this. did you think you were going to be making a statement and kind of the first big statement that a woman made about sexual harassment in the workplace? >> absolutely not. it wasn't my desire to talk about sexual harassment or to expose it as the critical issue it was. my desire was to give testimony about the competency of clarence thomas to be on the supreme court. and there had been all this testimony, what reflects whether or not he's going to be a good justice and whether or